14 days in Paris, Lyon & Marseille Itinerary

14 days in Paris, Lyon & Marseille Itinerary

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Start: South Bend
Fly:  19 h 15 min
1
Paris
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
2
Lyon
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Marseille
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Paris
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Milan

1
night
Paris

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Versailles. On your second day here, walk around Parc de Sceaux, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Breteuil.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

South Bend, USA to Paris is an approximately 19- hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from South Bend to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Chateau de Breteuil, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Palace of Versailles, Parc de Sceaux
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups ©
Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
Parc de Sceaux ©
Parc de Sceaux

3
nights
Lyon

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Explore hidden gems such as Safari de Peaugres and Musee d'Art et d'Industrie. Get out of town with these interesting Lyon side-trips: Temple d'Auguste et de Livie (in Vienne), Parc naturel regional du Pilat (in Pelussin) and Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Musee des Verts, look for all kinds of wild species at Gorges de la Loire, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Saint-Vincent..

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip website.

Getting from Paris to Lyon by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Lyon

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Etienne, Safari de Peaugres, Temple d'Auguste et de Livie, Gorges de la Loire, Chapelle Saint-Vincent.
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Safari de Peaugres ©
Safari de Peaugres
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval ©
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval
Temple d'Auguste et de Livie ©
Temple d'Auguste et de Livie

6
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Explore hidden gems such as Parc National des Calanques and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of Marseille with an excursion to Route des Cretes in La Ciotat--about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, make a trip to Calanque de Morgiou, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cath├ędrale La Major.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read Marseille road trip planning site.

You can take a train from Lyon to Marseille in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. When traveling from Lyon in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Marseille, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Calanques, Route des Cretes
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Parc National des Calanques ©
Parc National des Calanques
Calanques ©
Calanques
Route des Cretes ©
Route des Cretes

1
night
Paris

Paris ©
On the 13th (Tue), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stroll around Square des Poetes, browse the exhibits of The Royal Chapel, admire the striking features of The Trianons & The Hamlet, then don't miss a visit to La Galerie des Batailles, and finally don't miss a visit to The Hall of Mirrors. Keep things going the next day: walk around Domaine de Sceaux, then stop by My Crazy Pop, then appreciate the history behind Monument a Charles Gounod, and finally get engrossed in the history at Propriete Caillebotte.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris route builder tool.

Getting from Marseille to Paris by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in October, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 62°F and lows about 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Versailles, Room Escape Games, Domaine de Sceaux, Propriete Caillebotte
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The Royal Chapel ©
The Royal Chapel
The Hall of Mirrors ©
The Hall of Mirrors
The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet

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